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Old 02 January 2007, 13:48   #1
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Police are useless

We had a very nasty experience a few days ago - at 6.00 am someone tried to batter down our back door. Luckily my brother was staying with us over Christmas - he was already up and had gone into the kitchen to grab a cuppa. He noticed someone in a white "hoodie" by the back door so shouted to warn them off - it was then they decided to attack the door.

I was fast asleep - to make matter worse I have an eye problem so had drops in my eyes and could hardly see a thing. I heard all the shouting and an almighty bang so grabbed a handy weapon and shouted out of a window.

We called the Police and fair play they came in about 5 mins. They had a Police dog but the stupid thing went off in totally the wrong direction. One of the coppers summed it up "we were just finishing our shift". There was a nice set of muddy footprints leading to my house and a muddy handprint on the back door. They refused to send scenes of crime around as "no crime has been commited". They had lifted my side gate off it's hinges to get in but there was no damage done......

The Police actually stopped 2 blokes a few hundred yards away - 1 was wearing a white hoody - all they did was get their names and addresses!!! They ddin't even bother bringing them back to see if the muddy foot or handprints matched.

Both our neighbours were woken by the bang and they saw the bloke in the white hoodie running down the grass bank infront of the houses - the Police didn't even bother asking them.

I made a proper complaint later in the day and they finally sent someone out to check for prints etc 2 days later. If they had been called in time it would have been different. What sort of a country is it where someone can try to kick your door down and the Police don't want to know - bet it would be different if I didn't have tax on the cars though!!!

It WAS a very scary experience - we have NEVER had any trouble around here before. What sort of people try to break into a house knowing it's occupied? It can't be personal because I just don't bother with many people around here and the cars were left alone.

I am now well prepared for them and will give them a very warm welcome - maybe even a free trip on the RIB???
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Problem is the same in other government departments especially where Blunkett has been involved, workers get bogged down in paper work and have no time left to do the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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good job you didn't catch them they would probably have claimed assault then YOU would have been arrested and the little angels sent off home
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Old 02 January 2007, 15:02   #4
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Sorry to hear that, Codders, that's a particularly nasty incident. I wonder if they were after the keys to your cars. Bashing doors down and knicking car keys is of course a fast growing sport in the UK ever since the advent of more advanced car security devices. I can totally understand the scary experience bit; I was attacked a couple of years ago whilst out pigeon shooting by a crazed anti-fieldsports nutter who actually tried to wrestle a loaded 12-bore out of my hands!! That was scary enough and I had the bloody gun Fair play to the police on that occasion, though, and they even told me I'd have had a fair case if I'd 'accidentally' shot him.

In the US, of course, you would receive a civil commendation for wasting vermin like those at your house last night. Quite a coincidence, really, but on BBC London tonight they were discussing the issue of people leaving London for a better life elsewhere in Britain. The guy interviewed had recently moved to Swansea (!!) and said how friendly the locals were and how he loved walking in the Black Mountains without seeing anyone.

Ah well, peace and goodwill to all men etc. and now let's all join together in welcoming the forthcoming influx of Bulgarians and Romanians into our once green and pleasant land
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Codprawn - it was probably some pi$$ed up jack enjoying the festivities, who'd got lost on his way home
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Can I be the one sat on the white cliffs of Dover with an oerlikon as the ferry doors open?


That's seriously scary Codders. At least they won't be stupid enough to come back though if the police have names/addresses.
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Codprawn - it was probably some pi$$ed up jack enjoying the festivities, who'd got lost on his way home
No excuse though.
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Hopefully they will never come back - if they do and we are awake they can look out - I don't think many juries these days would convict if someone breaks into your house with violence - public opinion seems to be changing at last!!!
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That's seriously scary Codders. At least they won't be stupid enough to come back though if the police have names/addresses.
Sorry Nos, But if past examples are anything to go by the only people that are held to count in the UK now are honest hard working Joe's. Chav on benefits or underage have nothing to worry. labour will probably offer them a Super Guardian to tell them all their rights but not their responsibilities.

Personally I'd just shoot the little s__tes and bury them in a welsh bog..........
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Sorry to hear that, Codders, that's a particularly nasty incident. I wonder if they were after the keys to your cars. Bashing doors down and knicking car keys is of course a fast growing sport in the UK ever since the advent of more advanced car security devices. I can totally understand the scary experience bit; I was attacked a couple of years ago whilst out pigeon shooting by a crazed anti-fieldsports nutter who actually tried to wrestle a loaded 12-bore out of my hands!! That was scary enough and I had the bloody gun Fair play to the police on that occasion, though, and they even told me I'd have had a fair case if I'd 'accidentally' shot him.


Ah well, peace and goodwill to all men etc. and now let's all join together in welcoming the forthcoming influx of Bulgarians and Romanians into our once green and pleasant land
You showed remarkable restraint there - I wouldn't have been so worried with a 12 bore!!!

Yes it should be interesting with even more immigrants thrown into the melting pot - organized crime has never really got off the ground in Britain before - ethnic cleansing will be next - Kosovo here we come....
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